Theatre of Possibilities illuminates key areas in artist Cy Twombly's creative life and coincides with a major exhibition at Tate Modern.
The evening features a rare opportunity to hear Voile d'Orphee (the starting point of a cycle of paintings), the UK premiere of John Cage's late ensemble work Fourteen, and ends with Sally Burgess (who performed Pierrot Lunaire for Schoenberg/Kandinsky at the Almeida Theatre in 2006) singing Monteverdi's virtuoso setting of Tasso.
Cy Twombly, now in his 80th year, emerged as a prominent figure among a generation of artists working in New York that included Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.
MYTH Pierre Henri Voile d'Orphee (1953)
NYC John Cage Two Songs (1942/1948) & Fourteen (1990) UK premiere
ITALY Claudio Monteverdi Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (pub 1638)
Running time: approx 80 mins including one interval
Sally Burgess, mezzo soprano, Almeida Ensemble dir Richard Bernas
Director Mike Ashman
Music Director Richard Bernas
Mezzo soprano Sally Burgess
Video Design Ellie Rees
The exhibition runs at Tate Modern from 19 June – 14 September 2008.